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Synonyms for appoint
əˈpɔɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)

    create and charge with a task or function

    "nominate a committee"

    Synonyms:
    found, form, put up, list, identify, represent, be, bring up, mention, name, describe, advert, plant, put forward, comprise, establish, key out, propose, institute, diagnose, call, charge, discover, make up, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

  2. appoint, charge(verb)

    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

    "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, name, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, charge, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, nominate, excite, lodge, send, constitute

  3. appoint(verb)

    furnish

    "a beautifully appointed house"

    Synonyms:
    name, nominate, charge, constitute

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appoint

    Allot, originally to assign by lot, applies to the giving of a definite thing to a certain person. A portion or extent of time is allotted; as, I expect to live out my allotted time. A definite period is appointed; as, the audience assembled at the appointed hour. Allot may also refer to space; as, to allot a plot of ground for a cemetery; but we now oftener use select, set apart, or assign. Allot is not now used of persons. Appoint may be used of time, space, or person; as, the appointed day; the appointed place; an officer was appointed to this station. Destine may also refer to time, place, or person, but it always has reference to what is considerably in the future; a man appoints to meet his friend in five minutes; he destines his son to follow his own profession. Assign is rarely used of time, but rather of places, persons, or things. We assign a work to be done and assign a man to do it, who, if he fails, must assign a reason for not doing it. That which is allotted, appointed, or assigned is more or less arbitrary; that which is awarded is the due requital of something the receiver has done, and he has right and claim to it; as, the medal was awarded for valor. Compare APPORTION.

    Synonyms:
    allot, apportion, assign, award, destine, distribute, divide, give, grant, mete out, portion out, select, set apart

    Antonyms:
    appropriate, confiscate, deny, refuse, resume, retain, seize, withhold

    Preposition:
    Allot to a company for a purpose.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appoint

    Synonyms:
    fix, determine, instal, allot, order, prescribe, institute, employ, apportion, apply, designate, assign, intrust, invest, ordain, arrange

    Antonyms:
    reverse, cancel, recall, withdraw, reserve, withhold, retain, undo, suspend, disarrange, disappoint

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. appoint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fix, determine, prescribe, set, establish

  2. appoint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, ordain, enjoin, require, command, decree, order, bid, impose, insist on

  3. appoint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assign, allot, designate, destine

  4. appoint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    nominate, name, constitute, create

  5. appoint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    furnish, equip, supply

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. appoint(v)

    Synonyms:
    establish, prescribe, ordain, enjoin, assign, allot, deputize, depute, commission, delegate, nominate

How to pronounce appoint?

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How to use appoint in a sentence?

  1. Matteo Salvini:

    ITALY'S BERLUSCONI ADOPTS TRUMP'S RHETORIC AS ELECTION NEARS, CALLS MIGRANTS A 'SOCIAL BOMB' The coalition leaders have said whichever party gets the most votes will get to choose the prime minister. Berlusconi has said he would appoint longtime ally and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. Should the League get more votes, that would open the door to Salvini being prime minister. However, that is unlikely if the polls are accurate, and there are indications that Salvini and Berlusconi are more likely to hash out a deal where Salvini gets a migration-focused position at the Interior Department. Give me the interior ministry for three months and you'll see what order and cleanliness I bring back from north to south all over Italy.

  2. Laurence Tribe:

    The sheer power to appoint a Supreme Court justice when you've got the votes is not in question, the question is what principles apply.

  3. Huntington Park councilman Jhonny Pineda:

    I am proud to appoint both Julian and Francisco to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Health and Education Commission, respectively, huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case, citizenship. Both these gentlemen have accomplished a great deal for the city.

  4. President Trump:

    A lot of those jobs, I don’t want to appoint someone because they’re unnecessary to have, in government, we have too many people.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check in with your allies first, maybe you ought to appoint a secretary of state, maybe a secretary of defense. You might want to have your team in place before you take an act like that.


Translations for appoint

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  • предписвам, оборудвам, определям, назначавам, установявам, предназначавамBulgarian
  • jmenovatCzech
  • penodiWelsh
  • udnævneDanish
  • ausstatten, ausrüsten, festsetzen, benennen, ernennen, festlegen, bestimmen, berufenGerman
  • fijar, equipar, designar, determinar, nombrarSpanish
  • désigner, nommer, poser, déterminer, attribuer, fixer, choisirFrench
  • 任命するJapanese
  • დანიშვნაGeorgian
  • scisco, addīcōLatin
  • kopouMāori
  • benoemen, beschikken, bepalen, vaststellenDutch
  • oppnevneNorwegian
  • назначитьRussian
  • utnämna, utseSwedish
  • مقررUrdu

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